Frequent question: What happens if a Catholic annulment is denied?

What happens if my annulment is rejected?

If your annulment is denied, you will have to go through the divorce process if you no longer want your marriage to be void.

Why can an annulment be refused?

If the marriage has not been consummated (i.e. the parties have not had sex), owing to the incapacity of either party or the refusal of the other party. One of the parties did not consent to the marriage. One of the parties did not have the mental capacity to go through with the marriage.

What percentage of Catholic annulments are granted?

Americans now receive 70 percent of all annulments granted by the Roman Catholic Church.

Is it hard to get an annulment in the Catholic Church?

Annulments are hard to get, and it is wise to be prepared for the possibility that it won’t be granted. The California courts recommend that those seeking an annulment look into the option of divorce at the same time.

Can you appeal a Catholic annulment?

Can an annulment decision be appealed? Yes, but with a caveat. After an annulment decision is made — no matter what the decision is — the petitioner, the respondent, or the Defender of the Bond can formally request an appeal.

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What are reasons for Catholic annulment?

Among the reasons why a party could seek an annulment, the panel included the discovery that a person in the marriage was in an extramarital relationship at the time of the marriage, when a spouse procured an abortion, and when one party lacked religious faith.

How long does a Catholic annulment take 2020?

There is no way to put a timeline on the process. However, it normally takes approximately 16 months. The period for a declaration of nullity depends on many factors. For instance, if the petitioner does not complete the necessary document gathering in a timely fashion, the annulment is delayed.

Is cheating grounds for annulment?

No, cheating is not grounds for annulment. Annulments are available only for specific statutory grounds which include such things as incest, bigamy, and mental incapacity.

How do you fight an annulment in the Catholic Church?

Once a declaration of nullity has been issued, there is no good way to contest it. You can appeal the decision if you believe that some information was missing or not resented fully during the investigation, but that will raise questions about why that information was not presented to begin with.

How do Catholic annulments work?

A Catholic annulment finds the marriage in question to be, essentially, null and void — it is viewed as having existed within civil law, but not valid according to Church law. Dissolution in the Catholic Church is closer to what we view as a “divorce” in civil law.